Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sights of Patzcuaro


Bob and Deanna were great tour guides to the lovely colonial town of Patzcuaro We spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday going to all the Dia de los Muertos celebrations and events. The main plaza in Patzcuaro becomes a giant market place with all sorts of venders

The sugar molds came in all sorts of shape sizes and colors cats tequila beer and fish and the skulls

cats and fish

all shapes and sizes
Skulls and more skulls
Sugar beer anyone?
how about Tequilla?

The flowers for this weekend were everywhere
Marigolds heading to the cementry

Lake Patzcuaro is very shallow and not very clean the water hyacinths have taken over. There is a small island in the middle of the lake, but the rumors are so bad of just being a total tourist trap we opted not go and I am glad we did not. The boats to go out there are running constantly and thru the hyacinths

Outside the gates of Casa Burton

another beautiful day in Patzcaro



We saw this dog standing in the doorway and thought he loked pretty silly wearing a hat until he showed us that his owners were having his ears done!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Day of the Dead

We had a different type of celebration this year.  We went to 2 cemeteries, the first in Tzintzuntzan.  It was great watching the families clean up the graves and then put up gorgeous flowers all the while talking about their loved ones to the kids and remembering the times that they had with them     

the 2nd one was a friend of Deanna and Bob's,  They lived in the small village and she was buried there